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The New York Times gave an account of the Millenials at the weekend (people born between 1980 and 2000). The article highlights the concepts of collaboration, automatic multi-tasking, creativity and...

Guy Brighton
  • 23 january 2006

The New York Times gave an account of the Millenials at the weekend (people born between 1980 and 2000).  The article highlights the concepts of collaboration, automatic multi-tasking, creativity and use of media in the way they want it rather than the way it was intended.

They are not fashioning careers as filmmakers or digital artists, but
they are comfortable around digital media. They maintain blogs and
create Web sites of their own. They download music and share short
videos online. They watch their share of cable and network television,
though rarely when it is scheduled, slipping to a neighbor’s apartment
to enjoy the liberating effects of TiVo.

They are avid blog consumers. They read celebrity gossip blogs like
Defamer and PopSugar and shopping and travel blogs like Luxist and
DailyCandy. And they learn of new sites through the tide of instant
messages flowing into the pockets and onto the laptop screens of
millions of young adults every minute of the day.

The DIM project has a good summary and analysis of the article too.

New York Times

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